shows aged garlic extract can reduce dangerous plaque buildup in arteries
Supplement can help prevent progression of
The supplement Aged Garlic Extract can
reverse the buildup of deadly plaque in arteries and help prevent the
progression of heart disease, according to a new study scheduled for
publication in the Journal
The research, conducted at LA BioMed, found
a reduction in the amount of low-attenuation plaque, or “soft
plaque,” in the arteries of patients with metabolic syndrome who took Aged
Garlic Extract. Metabolic syndrome is characterized by obesity, hypertension
and other cardiac risk factors.
“This study is another demonstration
of the benefits of this supplement in reducing the accumulation of soft plaque
and preventing the formation of new plaque in the arteries, which can cause
heart disease,” said Matthew J. Budoff, MD, an LA BioMed lead researcher.
“We have completed four randomized studies, and they have led us to
conclude that Aged Garlic Extract can help slow the progression of
atherosclerosis and reverse the early stages of heart disease.”
The study involved 55 patients, aged 40 to
75 years, who had been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. All the participants
underwent screening at the beginning of the study to measure the total coronary
plaque volume as well as dense calcium, non-calcified plaque and
low-attenuation plaque. The screening was conducted using Cardiac Computed
Tomography Angiography (CCTA), a noninvasive imaging technology that accurately
measures calcium deposits and plaque buildup in the arteries.
Following evaluation, the participants were
given either a placebo or a dose of 2,400 milligrams of Aged Garlic Extract
every day. A follow-up screening conducted a year after the initial screening
found those who had taken Aged Garlic Extract had slowed total plaque accumulation
by 80%, reduced soft plaque and demonstrated regression (less plaque on
follow-up) for low-attenuation plaque.
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